Antipyretic medications help to lower the body temperature. This can help to make patients feel better, however it is not always recommended, as the temperature increase can be a natural defense to fight infections.
96% have it
Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The painkilling effects of ibuprofen take effect immediately, however the anti-inflammatory effects can take as long as a week.
Nurofen Express Caplets 684mg: 684mg
3. Targets toothaches
Toothache is pain in and around the teeth and jawbone, often caused by tooth decay.
58% have it
4. Not linked to cerebral edema in case of overdose
Cerebral edema is an excess accumulation of fluid in parts of the brain.
65% have it
5. maximum capsules daily
The daily limit is the maximum amount of tablets/capsules that you may take in a 24 hour period, as advised by the producer.
St. Joseph Chewable Aspirin 81mg: 48
Paracetamol (or acetaminophen as it is known in the US) is classified as a mild analgesic. It suppresses the feeling of pain, but does little to treat the cause.
Goody's Headache Relief Shot: 1000mg
Aspirin can be used as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory.
Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powder: 520mg
8. Is available over-the-counter
It does not require a prescription and can be purchased easily from most pharmacists.
Studies have shown that caffeine can boost the effectiveness of many analgesics, resulting in better, faster acting pain relief.
Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets: 65mg
Codeine is an opiate used to treat mild to moderate pain. Opiates can alter the mood, sometimes resulting in feelings of euphoria. This can be beneficial for pain relief, however it can become addictive and withdrawal symptoms are common.
Nurofen Plus: 12.8mg
11. consecutive days
This is the longest amount of time you should take this medication before stopping or seeking medical advice. A short time can indicate that the drug is more likely to cause problems such as dependency or negative side effects.
Tylenol PM: 14
12. Not linked to low blood pressure
Effects of low blood pressure include dizziness and fainting.
51% have it
13. Not linked to sudden weight loss
The drug is not considered to be a cause of loss of weight.
79% have it
14. Targets headaches
The most common form of headache is a tension headache, and can be related to many triggers such as sleep deprivation, stress, eye-strain or hunger.